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it begs a question, how much trouble are we in? shortly ben bernanke would not have taken this extraordinary and unprecedented step of monetary easing -- >> before the election. lou: before the election if he did not think that he was anticipating a reality that has not presented itself yet. >> and that was a problem with the comment today from the fed had his beaucoup said, i don't think it's going to work. his boss, ben bernanke, saying, things are really ugly. i have the numbers. i think that probably we should do something now because it is serious. lou: always put that away. whether it is serious the fact of the matter is this housing market looks like it is offering some support. but when you look at the broader , macro economic reality you have to question even whether this is an illusion. i think -- >> it is not inconsistent to look at the housing market. going down so low for so long with interest rates so low. people have to live somewhere. iran has moved up. housing may have bottomed out. it does not mean we will have a bull market in housing. having said that,
as ben bernanke's easy money policies make investors feel good. we take that up with lou, neant money line, stocks finishing lower on the day, but posting the third best quarter since 2010. the dow jones industrial's dropping 49 points. s&p is down six and a half, and nasdaq down 20, but still well off the lows of the day. dragging the market today, consumer spending, up just half a percent, increase because of higher gasoline prices. oversea, bank of spain releasing an audit showing seven of the countries failed stress tests despite anxiety about the eurozone. the big three indexes up 44% for the quarter. a federal judge today delivering a blow to the future trading commission and its effort to implement portions of the dodd-frank financial reform law. the judge rejected regulations that would have capped the amount of positions a trader can hold and the size of that position in various commodities. the chairman of the cftc says he's disappointed by the ruling and the agency is looking for new ways to get their way. well, my next guest says the dismal economic news of the week remits
chair ben bernanke announced qb three. overseas, spain announcing its budget for next year. you have to love that. a draft budget. the spaniards are not happy about it all. it took to the streets again today, third day in a row if you are counting the austerity watch. the country must convince europe and the world that it can effectively deal with its debt crisis. the market moving higher today on speculation as well that the central bank of china may move to stimulate the world's second-largest economy, which is dragging along at an estimated, at best, 4-5% growth rate. in economic news we told you earlier that gdp in durable goods fell, but weekly jobless claims surprised some by falling 26,000 last week to 359,000, the lowest level in just about two months. contracts to buy previously owned homes fell over two and a half percent in august, but still above last year. joining me now, the chairman and ceo of bedford oak advisers. great to have you here. 13% plunge in durable goods orders. two percentage. existing home sales. and the market is in love. what's going on? >> he predicted
ben bernanke is pushing for higher inflation. is his real inflation target not 2%, but like 4%, 5%? if he could wave a magic wand, would he do that? >> they could have a secret vote. it would be in excess of three, for sure at least in the near term. the fed told us they would do whatever it takes to get what they want. they haven't exactly told us what they do or what they want. >> all right. what they want is a lower unemployment rate, isn't that fair? >> right. but they have lower unemployment in the price stability. what's going to happen is you're going to get fomc participants litigating the issue in public. like charlie plaszer yesterday talking about how policy won't be effective and charlie evans today talking about -- >> but they always do that. bernanke, that board is all obama appointees. and it's the liberal left keynesian board. it's an inflationist board. you as great economist and forecaster, right now the inflation numbers, they don't look scary at all. cpi, so forth, commodity prices, none of that stuff is booming. what do you think is the earliest time? a year f
chairman ben bernanke defended a controversy program to buy up $40 billion in mortgage debt every month until employment improves. the slowing economic recovery forced the feds to resort to such unusual measures after lowering interest rates to next to nothing failed to turn things around. critics of the plan say it could lead to inflation in the future. an amtrak train has derailed in central california after officials say a big rig truck slammed right into it just south of fresno. as many as 40 people reported hurt in the crash. when several cars jumped the tracks. trace gallagher in our west coast news hub now. trace, exactly how did this happen. >> well, the train was heading south from oakland to bakersfield. it crashed in a town called hanford which is 30 miles outside fresno it appears that a truck carrying a cotton by product actually blue through the signal and crashed into the train. it looks like three of the five railcars are off the track. you can see two of them there at a 45-degree angle. the people inside were tossed about. 169 on board. 40 injured. at last check 17 were
the market heads south. but ben bernanke is propping it up. martha: we have a jam packed show for you today. both candidates are hunkered down getting ready for wednesday night's debate in denver. new numbers show how many voters could still be persuaded. bill: disturbing details in fallout from operation fast & furious. new records of dozens of weapons linked to murders and weapons and cartel hitmen. now there are questions about the fate of attorney general eric holder in all of this. >> they don't see the victims. 60,000 people have been killed. and they have been indifferent to the sufferings of the people. . but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. martha: former california governor schwarz * spilling details about his marriage with maria shriver. he recounted in painful detail how he broke the news to his chil
of economically growth in washington right now? ben bernanke trying to create the wealth effect. everybody feels more wealthy because the asset prices are going up, that helps the economy come around. by the same token if you look to the democratic side of things, if you look at the other guys, now we have to expand government and that will get the economy turning. i found that odd both of those are being played together at the exact same time right now. stuart: see you again soon. according to new polls for president obama has a big lead in the female vote over mitt romney. in ohio the president leads romney 60-35 among women. now obama deputy campaign manager says women don't care about the president's record. listen to this. >> they're not really concerned about what is happening over the last four years. stuart: congresswoman joins us now. it is very hard to get around or explain the enormous lead president obama seems to have among women voters. i put it to you they're going to be president because they're getting bought on that issue. tell me i am wrong. >> i do think you're a little bit w
and that usually is a combination that the head of the federal reserve and ben bernanke and the new york fed and the treasury secretary so this is my statistically insignificant survey of wall street executives and who is in running for this job. jack lew is inside the white house and white house chief of staff pretty high marks. they think he is the most likely guy to be treasury secretary according to the people i talk to. major wall street ceos and the executive suite players i deal with. to comes after where it gets interesting the names that are bounced around erskine bowles from north carolina considered a moderate to conservative democrat bonn the president's deficit reduction committee with alan simpson and pretty good and we should point out he is there too but the president ignored a lot of his -- [talking over each other] >> he is seen as a guy who can bring democrats and republicans like him. the other guy out there whose name is bounced around and bounced around for four years is the ceo of black rock. i consider him a friend. the upside to larry is clearly there is no smarter g
understood, but that money that ben bernanke has been printing has been used to buy that debt and that's pushed treasury prices way up, bubble level. it is a bubble. what happens when it bursts? it will eventually. pretty soon people who lend it will say you can't pay it back and then you have killed the dollar. and the interest rates goes straight up and the economy goes straight down and ben will be unable to print out of trouble because it was printing that got us into the mess in the first place, i do not have a solution, only the conviction that we're indeed in another bubble and i don't know exactly how it will shake out. i don't know which investment will do well eventually, but i do know that this bubble will burst and when that happens, there will be a river of tears. so anyway, i've been to a lot of places. you know, i've helped a lot of people save a lot of money. but today...( sfx: loud noise of large metal object hitting the ground) things have been a little strange. (sfx: sound of piano smashing) roadrunner: meep meep. meep meep? (sfx: loud thud sound) what a strange plac
of monetary policy. ben bernanke has said that we have an unemployment rate that is way too high. he has proposed a way that he thinks would address that. do you think he is doing a good job and that this latest thing is in support of this economic growth and demand? >> they have better economic performance than this for monetary is criticized. there's a strong thought in this country that people on campaigns or associated with the executive branch do not comment on specific monetary actions of the fed. this is so important to the economic health of this country. i would say that nothing it has been helpful at all for the professional republicans. i think this is bad for the short term. >> i think there is a difference between politicizing in having an honest policy debate. i think the federal reserve's actions, and i have known that bernanke for a long time, i understand where he is coming from. i think that the fed's policy actions have exposed as to very little upside. i think it is absolutely almost patriotic to have a policy debate about whether it is a good idea to do what he is do
the times you've been there in the past. we have talked about ben bernanke an awful lot since qe-3, and larry, you think there's a bigger message there. >> i do. and we were somewhat critical of the decision. but i don't think anyone should be critical of ben bernanke's performance. i can't think of anybody who has physically done more for the country. i mean, those were 18, 20, 21-hour days. the guy has made a tremendous sacrifice on his family, on himself personally, and i do think it's important that for the country to grow up about this, it's fine to disagree about the policy, but he takes personal attacks from both the right and left, and i think they're totally unjustified. and i think we should actually, you know, pay him a tribute. i think he's making a great sacrifice and we need to salute him and people like him. >> you know, i think i'd agree with that. >> i totally agree with that. i give president bush credit for appointing chairman bernanke, and i give president obama tremendous credit for reappointing him. again, just like larry said, people can agree or disagree, yo
] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] ♪ >> gretchen: ben bernanke said last week the fed's decision to increase cash flow was motivated by the need to get more americans back to work. fox friends friends is doing our part. cheryl here with the companies hiring right now. we start with medifac. >> good morning. we as a nation, unfortunately, are getting heavier, obesity, orproblem in this country. there are a lot of companies that are benefitting from this. this is one of them. they are not only increasing their distribution operations, those that want to do the system at home can do it, but the centers. you can walk in, get that health care professional 150 jobs by the end of the year. i had the ceo on my show and i asked him kind of why the opportunity here and why he's growing. shear what he told me. >> we're coming out with a lot of new products. we've come out with 11 new products over the last three months. we're coming out with more in november. we've seen great success and we've been growing at over 20%. so our growth rate is high. >> all these names are growing whether it's
there and ben bernanke held a news conference saying they're going to go through another round of quantitative easing, printing money. the message to donors was this -- the "barack obama is at it again, spending your tax dollars per "two things about that -- the fed is reducing the deficit and making huge profits returning record amounts of money to the treasury as a result of all their previous quantitative easing. so the opposite of spending your tax dollars is true. and of course the fed is legally independent and run by guy appointed by george w. bush. so this was so completely over the top that we decided we have to do a piece on that particular e-mail. pretty much these messages to true believers exceed what we have already defunct. >> we are out of time. thank you for your attention. we appreciate your questions. [applause] >> coming at 4:30, we will be live at the un for a speech from the president of libya. he will be speaking before the general assembly gathered this week. coverage starting at 4:30 eastern. we will have that live on c- span. before that, earlier today, israeli prime
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